The album covers a large range of genres, as with most Muse albums, including electro-pop, pop-rock, prog-rock and operatic-rock. The main genre of the album is rock, however there are some electronic influences and strong classical influences. The song ‘I Belong To You’ also contains an adapted excerpt of a french opera.
On its release, it topped the album charts in 19 countries. It also debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 128,000 copies. It also beat its predecessor, Black Holes and Revelations, in relative album sales in its debut week in the UK selling approximately 148,000 copies and Worldwide with 479,000 copies sold. Critics were mostly positive about the album, with much of the praise directed towards its ambition and classical music influences, with most critics directing high praise to ‘Exogenesis: Symphony’. The album was produced by the band and mixed by Mark Stent. The album’s first single, “Uprising”, was released on 7 September 2009, with the album’s second single, “Undisclosed Desires” released on 16 November 2009. “Resistance” was released as the third single from the album on 22 February 2010, and although it failed to match the success of its predecessors, the single reached number one in the UK Rock Chart and became the second Top 40 hit from the album in the UK Singles Chart. Exogenesis: Symphony was released as a limited edition EP in the United States on 19 April 2010. Muse promoted the album by performing the songs in a number of live appearances, including their promotional tour The Resistance Tour. Worldwide, the album has sold over 2.8 million copies.
Edited by CitizenFury on 3 Jun 2013, 22:58
Sources (view history)
Registered users can edit this page. Sign up now, it’s free and you will discover so much great music :)
You can also view a list of all recent wiki changes.